The training will be delivered both at the university and by staff at the partnership schools.
Our School Direct course is offered as a 1 year full-time programme. Successful candidates will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE of 90 Masters Level Credits allowing progress onto the University of Sussex Part-time Masters in Education for Early career Teachers.
Our course provides carefully structured, professional learning opportunities which enable trainees to critically and effectively progress in planning, teaching and assessing. Together, university teacher educators and excellent classroom practitioners share their enthusiasm and professional knowledge to give you opportunities to focus on how to best creatively engage, enthuse and develop your students across Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 age ranges.
The Sussex course brings together education theory and practice encouraging you to critically reflect on approaches to learning and teaching. Excellent teachers from our partnership schools are seconded to the tutor team in most subjects and contribute additional currency to teaching and trainee support.
You will attend a full-time three week induction course on the university Campus during September to prepare you for starting your school placement with us towards the end of the month.
Full-time candidates spend Monday to Thursday each week training in one of our partnership schools and attending the University Campus on Fridays for lectures, workshops and seminars with our team of experienced subject tutors.
Over the year you will be placed in two different schools and required to pass both placements. Additional assessments are via a Masters level essay submitted in late February and an innovative Viva style Masters level exit interview at the end of the course.
Further information on the course can be found here and here.